LING 869: Understanding and Discourse

Syllabus

Thursdays at 2pm in 3416 MMH

Working Schedule

Date Topic Readings Alternate/Additional Readings
September 3 Introduction    
September 10 Ellipsis (Jeff Green) Tanenhaus & Carlson (1990)
Martin & McElree (2009)
Murphy (1985)
Mauner, Tanenhaus, & Carlson (1995)
Kim, Kobele et al. (2011)
Kehler (2000)
Frazier & Clifton (2006)
Kim & Runner (2011)
Frazier & Clifton (2005)
September 17 Centering Theory Grosz, Joshi & Weinstein (1995)
Gordon & Searce (1995)
 
September 24 Pronouns Kehler & Rohde (2013)
Sanford & Garrod (1989)
Foraker & McElree (2007)
Kehler (2008)
Featherstone & Sturt (2010)
Rigalleau, Caplan & Baudiffier (2004)
October 1 Pronouns: Form and Meaning (Anton) Lago et al. (submitted)
Schweppe (2013)
 
October 8 Neural measures of reference resolution (Christian Brodbeck) Sedivy, Tanenhaus, Chambers & Carlson (1999)
Nieuwland, Petersson, & Van Berkum (2007)
 
October 15 (Ellen away) Definite descriptions Geurts (2011)
Garrod & Terras (2000)
 
October 22 Definite descriptions Clifton (2013)
Burkhardt/Schumacher (2006)
Filik et al. (2011)
 
October 29 (class ends at 3:20pm) Definite descriptions (Zoe) Nieuwland & Van Berkum (2006)
Filik & Leuthold (2013)
 
November 5 Polysemy (Rachel D. & Sirri) Wilson & Carston (2007)
Pylkkanen, Llinas & Murphy (2006)
Nunberg (1979)
Fishbein & Harris (2014)
 
November 12 Coercion and Metonymy (Dong Woo & Lara) Pylkkanen & McElree (2006)
Schumacher (2014a)
Schumacher (2014b)
 
November 19 (class ends at 3:50pm) Moses (Allyson)    
November 26 No class - Thanksgiving    
December 3 (class ends at 3:20pm) Informal (brief) final paper presentations    
December 10 Informal (brief) final paper presentations    
Thursday, Dec. 17
LAST DAY TO TURN IN FINAL PAPER
 
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